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Third Ranked Arkansas Women’s Track & Field to Host Razorback Invitational


The third-ranked Arkansas women’s track and field team is set to host their second meet in three weeks when it entertains six ranked schools for the Razorback Invitational to be held January 31 – February 1. Prime time on Friday begins at 6 p.m., and featured events on Saturday will begin at 1 p.m. and will run through 4 p.m.

Arkansas set four top-25 marks nationally in its last outing at the Red Raider Invitational at Texas Tech University. On the track, the 4 x 400 relay team set the 13th-best time in the NCAA this season with a time of 3:38:60 while sophomore Paris Peoples dropped a new PR in the 400 meters with a time of 53:80. Pole vaulter Lauren Martinez cleared 4.29m (14’0.75″) in Lubbock which ranks sixth in the NCAA. G’Auna Edwards jumped for a mark of 6.34m (20’9.75″) in the long jump for a top-10 mark.

Ranked squads coming to Fayetteville include #2 Georgia, #4 Texas, #6 LSU, #11Florida, #17 Oregon, and #19 Stanford.

The #15 Razorbacks mens team have dropped seven top-25 marks nationally this indoor season, including three that were set last week at the Red Raider Invitational. Carl Elliott took first place in Lubbock, setting a new PR of 7.80 in the 60mH, junior Kieran Taylor set the 11th-best time (1:49.63) in the NCAA this year in the 800 meters. Senior Laquan Naim jumped for a mark of 7.69m (22′ 2.75″) in the long jump. His jump places him at the #11 spot in the NCAA this season.

Ranked mens teams coming to the Razorback Invitational include #2 LSU, #4 Texas, #7 Florida, #17 Oregon, and #24 Missouri.

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